September 28, 2022
Update to Residents on 9/27/2022
Change in COVID Booster Vaccine Dates
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our planned COVID Booster Vaccine Dates have been changed. We had previously announced our target dates were October 7 and 11 and the first week of November.
Our confirmed COVID Booster Dates with CVS Pharmacy will now take place the week of October 31-November 4.
We apologize for this delay but remain grateful for the willingness of the Oberlin CVS Pharmacy Staff to come to our campus for this COVID Booster Clinic. As we get closer to these dates, we will communicate again with everyone about who would like to be scheduled for their COVID Booster here on our campus.
COVID Booster Vaccines are readily available at local pharmacies. We have had residents report they have easily received the COVID Booster Vaccine at both Oberlin Discount Drug Mart and the Oberlin CVS.
CVS Pharmacy: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
Discount Drug Mart: https://clinic.discount-drugmart.com/covid/index.php
Walgreens Pharmacy: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/schedule-vaccine
If you receive your COVID Booster Vaccine off campus, please bring a record of this to the Kendal Health and Wellness Clinic-THANK YOU!
Note for SCC residents: CVS will begin COVID Booster Vaccinations for SCC residents on October 7.
Annual Influenza Vaccine
Kendal has ordered supplies to provide the annual influenza vaccine to all Kendal at Oberlin residents and staff. Sufficient quantities have been ordered for both the high dose quadrivalent and standard dose quadrivalent vaccines. We will announce our Annual Flu Vaccine Clinics as soon as our supplies arrive, typically by mid-October.
Thursday, Sept 29, 4 PM in the Auditorium (and on KOTV.) Barbara Thomas will be presenting a trial run of the content being used at an upcoming panel presentation at the Florence Celler Gerontology Conference later in October. The session is “Caring for Older Adults in a time of COVID: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – and the Path Forward.” No doubt you will recognize what we have been living through since Feb. 2020. (Her Co-Presenters will be Keith Armitage, MD, University Hospitals, A View from Acute Care and Douglas Beach, CEO of Western Reserve Area Agency, Community Response to the Needs of Older Adults).
Oberlin College Recreation Memberships Starting
We are seeking interested residents and staff who would like to have a year membership to use Oberlin College’s Recreation Center. We are able to hold a “corporate membership” by bringing in groups of 7 people at a time. Please call Larry Thompson (775-9885) in Kendal’s HR office if you would like to be in registered groups for a membership to start this fall. This is a great value for under a $100/year.
A Big Thank You to all who contributed to the basket raffle fundraiser for the Alzheimer Association!
We exceeded our goal and raised over $2200. The Kendal at Oberlin Walk team enjoyed a beautiful morning at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event. If anyone wishes to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association yet this year, please write “Kendal at Oberlin” in the memo line of the check to have it counted toward the Kendal community’s contribution. We have until the end of December to add to our team’s total contributions.
New Package Notification method
The Front Desk staff (Karen and Michelle) have noticed an increase in seemingly lost packages as well as package slips in boxes where there is no corresponding package. We have taken this to heart as this is one of our duties throughout the day and we want it to be correct for residents! At least twice a week we go through any unclaimed packages to make sure all slips have a corresponding package and vice versa. But there still seems to be an ongoing problem. After careful study we have several solutions that may help the situation.
Solution #1: We have created new gold package slips – with your box number on it. These will be put in your open mailbox when you receive a package from Amazon, FedEx, or UPS. Please be sure to return your personal gold package slip to the receptionist, or just place it on the reception desk after you retrieve your package.
For packages delivered by the US Postal Service, the US mail carrier will still use the regular gold paper package slips – putting those slips into your locked mailbox. As we hope to have a regular US mail carrier again soon, we also hope the pink slips for medications will similarly be used to correctly notify residents of all packages received from the US mail.
If this first attempt doesn’t work, we have other approaches to try. Meanwhile, please help us by:
- Make sure you have the correct slip for your unit/mailbox.
- If the number on the slip doesn’t correspond to your unit, please make sure you have not mistakenly taken it from a neighboring box.
- If the number on the slip doesn’t match your unit, please put it in the correct box.
- Hand the package slips back to the reception desk.
- Ask us for help if you need help locating your package.
- Sometimes there is a lot of clutter from the number of packages, making it difficult to navigate the area.
- The print on the labels can be very small or smudged making it hard to read.
- We’re happy to help you!
Thank you! – Karen Wright & Michelle Vincent
Fitness Center Updates
Introducing Claire Regan! Please take a moment to welcome Claire. She is our new, full time Fitness Instructor. She has a background in strength training, fitness instruction, personal training, and is a certified Corrective Exercise Specialist.
The pool monitor program
The pool monitor program is in its final stages of organization. It will be starting on Sunday, October 30th, so keep your eye on your email. We will send out all the details soon.
New Classes will start the week of October 30th as well. Stay tuned!
This popular community event returns to Tappan Square on Saturday, October 1. Dogs (on leashes) and dog-lovers are welcome at this free festival that has been dormant due to the pandemic.
Be Ready to Vote on or before November 8
(submitted by Ann Francis)
Voter Information & Assistance Day
Tuesday, October 4, 2022. Stop by Heiser Lounge between 1:00 & 3:00 P.M. Check your voter status. Update or Register to Vote. Complete an Absentee Ballot Application. View the General Election Ballot. Fill Out Concerned Voter Cards. Ask questions.
Voter Election Info Chat
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in the Crossroads: Ann Francis and Mary Van Nortwick will facilitate a chat with residents about the November 8 ballot. The chat is intended to be informational and non-partisan. The focus will be on ballot issues and candidates that you may not know about and answering questions about voting in the General Election.
Oberlin Community Candidates Night video
Here is the YouTube link for the Oberlin Community Candidates Night video for those residents who couldn’t make it to the event: https://youtu.be/zuA8I1u3xPY
COVID NEWS / STATISTICS
Governor Mike DeWine’s regular COVID Press Conferences: https://ohiochannel.org
|COVID STATISTICS as of||9/27/2022|
|VACCINATIONS||# Vaccinated||Population||% of Pop|
|Kendal at Oberlin vaccinations|
|Staff Vaccinated (some have Medical or Religious Exemption)||221||223||99.1%|
|Total Residents + Staff vaccinated||561||563||99.6%|
|Lorain County (Vaccinations Started)||210,921||68.0%|
|Ohio (Vaccinations Started)||7,465,585||63.8%|
|KENDAL AT OBERLIN – COVID CASES (Cumulative)||9/20/2022||Increase|
|Independent Living Resident Cases||33||0|
|Stephens Care Center – Residential Care||12||0|
|Stephens Care Center – Skilled Nursing||2||0|
|SCC Staff and Volunteer Cases||91||2|
|Other Staff Cases||67||3|
|Total Residents + Staff||205|
|** Current Isolation, COVID Positive||4|
|** Total COVID Beyond Isolation||203|
|LORAIN COUNTY – COVID CASES (Cumulative)||9/23/2022||Increase|
|Total in Zip Code 44074||2,474||10|
|Total Lorain County – Probable and Confirmed Cases||80,607||557|
|Current CDC Lorain County Positivity Rate (measures entire population with results to ODH)||9.8%||HIGH|
|Total Lorain County||941|
|Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings||307|
|Age Range Breakdown: 20-29: 5. 30-39: 7. 40-49: 23. 50-59: 73. 60-69: 189. 70-79: 264. 80+: 380|
|CUYAHOGA COUNTY – COVID CASES (Cumulative)||9/23/2022|
|Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland)||226,297|
|Total Cleveland + Cuyahoga County||320,153|
|New Cases for Cleveland + Cuyahoga County||1,595|
|Cuyahoga County (excluding Cleveland)||3,111|
|Total Cleveland + Cuyahoga County||4,132|
|Total Deaths in Long Term Care Settings||990|
|21-Day Average of New Cases||18,940|
|Age Range of all Cases|
|Median Age of all Cases||38|
|Total Hospitalizations (cumulative)||126,379|
|Median Age of all Hospitalized||65|
|21-Day Average of Hospitalizations||551|
|Total ICU Admissions (cumulative)||14,220|
|21-Day Average of ICU Admissions||42|
|Total Health Care Workers Diagnosed||114,746||4%|
|Total Tested in Ohio||22,272,602|
|Total Ohio Resident Deaths||39,767|
|Median Age of Deaths||77|
|21-Day Average of Deaths||92|
|Total Deaths in Ohio Long Term Care Settings||9,262|
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Stacy Terrell, Chief Health Services Officer, at 440-775-9811